Entertainment for the Braindead - Hydrophobia [aaahh.002]
Entertainment for the Braindead is Julia Kotowski from Cologne and her music can be considered as acoustic, private, fragile and touching. Therefore she coined the term "acoustic dilettante post-something", which refers to her unique D.I.Y. attitude that goes all along in the process of creating her music.
Just like her debut "Hypersomnia", her new EP "Hydrophobia" is full of heart and soul and was created in her parents' living room. There she spent hours in front of her laptop, recording track by track with a simple USB-microphone. Behind closed doors - with an open heart and mind - these colourful sounds and melodies of "Hydrophobia" emerged. Ukulele, guitar and flute are ever-present instruments, just like her unconventional percussion that consists of jars, cans, boxes, drawers and peppermills. Her intimate songs are detailed snapshots of thoughts and feelings that are part of Julia and her surroundings - sometimes filtered and reflected, sometimes pure and transparent.
"Hydrophobia" is released in cooperation with our new friends from aerotone, a netlabel based in southern Germany and in our view one the best netlabels around.
Music, Lyrics, Production, Recording, Coverartwork: Julia Kotowski
Mastering: Andreas Bonkowski